SCI Scholars Internship Program

Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Students

The deadline for 2020 SCI Scholars applications is passed.

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The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the American Chemical Society created the SCI Scholars Summer Internship Program to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.

Exceptional sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering can apply for a prestigious SCI Scholars summer internship. Students are selected based on the strength of their application, statement of interest in an industrial internship, and letters of recommendation. Approximately 30 scholars will be chosen for internship positions in the summer of 2019.

Internships include:

  • $6,000–$10,000+ for a 10-12 week internship
  • A certificate and an additional $1,000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS or AIChE meeting
  • Scholars nominate a high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate from SCI and $1,000, which can be used for professional development or classroom materials

Visit the SCI America Facebook page to see how SCI scholars spend their summers. 

Who Can Qualify?

  • Current sophomores or juniors (check each listing for company preference)
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Chemistry or chemical engineering majors
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5 (out of 4.0)

Application process

The deadline for the 2020 applications has passed. The application system will open for 2021 internships October 2020.

1. Review Positions

2020 Internships

Review the SCI internship positions and identify your top three choices

2. Complete Application Form



  • Contact and program information
  • Brief desciption of interest in individual positions
  • Overall statement of interest in SCI Scholars program
  • Resume or CV
  • Official transcript(s) from all postsecondary institutions attended  

3. Get Recommendations

Recommendation Form

Select two people to submit recommendations via the online recommendation form. At least one recommender must be a faculty member at your institution.
4. Submit Official Transcript(s)

Have your official transcript(s) sent to:


SCI Scholars/ACS Student Communities
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Note: if you have attended more than one postsecondary institution, please submit transcripts from each one.

Recent SCI Scholars

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SCI America International Group promotes the application of science for the benefit of society. SCI is dedicated to promoting fellowship, celebrating achievement, promoting public awareness of the contributions of industrial chemistry, and inspiring students to enter technical careers.

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